Boost ROI with employee engagement

Businesses have frequently touted the anecdotal evidence of employee engagement. However, a BlessingWhite report puts some quantifiable numbers behind why it's so important to truly interact with employees and create a supportive work environment. For example, firms with a highly engaged workforce had total shareholder return that was 19 percent higher compared to other companies.

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Let the power get to employees

“Don't let the power go to your head.” In one sense, that idiom warns against becoming conceited and developing an ego. However, taken in a business context, it also suggests companies shouldn't let all the power go to the top. Still, many businesses run operations from a top-down perspective, with meaningful changes coming down one

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Getting past employee satisfaction to engagement

A happy employee is an engaged employee, or so many business leaders think. But is this necessarily the case? A study conducted by MetLife suggests otherwise, indicating that employee loyalty sank to a three-year low in 2011. As HR Bartender notes, there are some notable differences between happiness and engagement, and company heads need to

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Best ways of bolstering engagement

Employee engagement has become the new goal of many companies, with the hope that improving morale can also boost productivity. But what is the best way to do this? That's a question that has left many business owners scratching their chins. While there is no definitive way of bolstering engagement, members of the Young Entrepreneur

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Improving proximity can better engage employees

For many Americans, the economic recession has dimmed their outlook on the future. Constant reports of increasing unemployment, fewer hours available at jobs and lower wages offered by employers have contributed to a more pessimistic view of their own prospects. Regardless of whether a company is prospering or struggling to stay afloat, this pessimism can

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Using employee action teams to improve workforce morale

Poor economic conditions have conspired to create inhospitable workplaces throughout the nation. Many employees are being overworked to maintain production levels and some feel as if they aren't being adequately compensated for their efforts, which can lead to a downtrodden workforce. Fox Business contributor Linda Dulye notes that employee action teams, which work with companies

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Job satisfaction a key driver of employee empowerment

You could write a book on what drives employee engagement – in fact, many people have. When it comes to individual empowerment, though, sometimes all that's needed is a greater degree of personal happiness. With that in mind, professional network CareerBliss released a survey this week ranking the “happiest” job in the U.S. Analyzing factors

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Fun: A strategy for employee empowerment?

There's a difference between employee engagement and empowerment. The former refers to the degree to which your workers are satisfied and involved in a process, while the latter refers more so to their ability to bootstrap their role within an organization and forge growth for both their careers and their employers. So what drives empowerment?

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